North Bay Police Service
On the 26th of March 2014 at approximately 6:30 p.m., a mother was shopping with her 11 year old daughter at a local department store.
It is alleged that while at the department store, a 22 year old local man, not known to the mother and daughter, walked past the 11 year old girl and while doing so, the male turned and grabbed the child’s buttocks.
North Bay Police were called and responded.
As a result of the investigation, 22 year old Joseph Sutherland of no fixed address in North Bay was arrested and charged with the criminal offence of Sexual Assault.
Sutherland is being held in custody pending a bail hearing.